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2021 NOAA ENVIRONMENTAL DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Maximizing the Value of NOAA Data through Investment, Innovation, and Governance

August 16-20, 2021

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NOAA’s Environmental Data Management Committee is proud to host the 11th annual NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop (EDMW). The workshop will be presented in an entirely virtual format. We are taking advantage of the opportunities that this online format affords, to both encourage broad participation in breakout sessions and to line up high caliber plenary speakers.

There is no registration for any sessions, only for the plenaries. Click here for plenary registration info.

To view the many social activities available, click here. You could win recognition at the awards ceremony on August 20th! Jump into the virtual lobby for networking and discussion with your colleagues.

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Monday, August 16
 

10:30am EDT

Meaningful Logging in Software Tutorial
JOIN VIA GOOGLE MEET
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ujo-syum-xaf
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪535 005 388 7082‬#

Chair: Brian Meyer

This session is to provide a hands on demonstration and code snippets to integrate more granular and meaningful logging into your software. Information on integrating logging into your code can be difficult to decipher. This tutorial will provide a straightforward guide to incorporate logging into your code.

Moderators
avatar for Brian Meyer

Brian Meyer

Associate Scientist, NOAA NCEI


Monday August 16, 2021 10:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Google Meet

10:30am EDT

Metadata Training - From Basics to Beyond!
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Video call link: https://meet.google.com/qsv-xyhr-gky
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Chair: Kathy Martinolich

This workshop will focus on the basics concepts and current practice of metadata as outlined in the current documentation directive. The content and structure of the FGDC endorsed ISO 191** Metadata standards will be presented in overview. We’ll take a look at some basics guidelines to see how data discovery, access and understanding is accomplished.

Link to Presentation

Mike Chang will present "Creating Metadata in InPort."





Moderators
KM

Kathy Martinolich

Metadata Specialist, MSU-NGI/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI

Speakers
MC

Mike Chang

PM/Software Engineer, NOAA Fisheries


Monday August 16, 2021 10:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Google Meet

10:30am EDT

Hands-on NetCDF and ERDDAP Workshop
Chairs: Melanie Abecassis & Jennifer Sevadjian

Agenda:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fcLi7XIuUkO01_-j5DLpA4POYSqmnsnK

Meeting info:
Join Google Meet:EDMW Hands-on: NetCDF and ERDDAP Workshop
Monday, August 16 · 10:30am – 2:30pm EST
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/oth-avbg-syh
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 401-326-4023‬ PIN: ‪698 426 586‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/oth-avbg-syh?pin=3611791424704

Github repository: https://github.com/CoastWatch-PolarWatch/EDMW_2021_python_code

SLACK for questions: https://app.slack.com/client/T02A78EQPFV/C02A0A9U9D4


PLEASE REGISTER USING THE GOOGLE FORM. Attendance will be limited to 30 participants.

Hands on training and demos on accessing data from ERDDAP, working with netCDF formatted data.

The session will familiarize participants with accessing data from ERDDAP and working with netCDF formatted data using Python. Examples will focus on ocean satellite data distributed by CoastWatch but are applicable to NetCDF files in general and to other types of data accessed through ERDDAP servers.
It will be a mix of demos, group discussions and off-line self-paced work.

The following is a list of possible topics depending on participants’ interests. Tutorials will be selected by the audience using slido polls.
- Overview of CoastWatch and ocean satellite data
- Overview of NetCDF and Panoply
- Accessing and visualizing data through ERDDAP
  1. ERDDAP Introduction
  2. Finding datasets on ERDDAP, Gather information about a dataset
  3. Visualization and download data
  4. Automating ERDDAP requests
  5. Timeseries and Hovmoller diagrams
  6. Mapping Hurricane Jose with winds
  7. Tabular Datasets, BGC-Argo data

- Working with NetCDF data in Python.
https://github.com/CoastWatch-PolarWatch/EDMW_2021_python_code

This session is limited to 30 participants

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Sevadjian

Jennifer Sevadjian

PolarWatch Operations Manager, NOAA CoastWatch
Jennifer is the Operations Manager for PolarWatch a regional node of NOAA's CoastWatch where she works to increase access to and usage of ocean satellite and remote sensing data. Ask her about distributing, accessing, and integrating data from services like ERDDAP and THREDDS and... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Abecassis - NOAA Affiliate

Melanie Abecassis - NOAA Affiliate

OceanWatch Operations Manager, NOAA CoastWatch



Monday August 16, 2021 10:30am - 2:30pm EDT
Google Meet

12:30pm EDT

Are your data AI-ready?
***** Important notice for session participants *****
This session will be limited to 20 people due to the interactive format. Please sign up via this Google Form and you will be invited to the session with Google Calendar invite and Google Meet connection info by 13 August 2021.
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Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize all NOAA’s mission areas and to amplify the value of NOAA’s environmental data archive for society via public-academic-private partnerships. However, successful and effective AI applications and services require extensive preparation of the input data from its original form. This data preparation causes “invisible technical debt” for users and may even create additional barriers. To reduce the burden of data preparation for data users, NOAA envisions making the environmental data collection AI-ready through stewardship and transformative technologies.

This hands-on session will focus on the AI-readiness matrix based on an early draft developed by OSTP Subcommittee on Open Science and recent work from an ESIP working group. We invite participants to bring open environmental data sets of their choice (or choose from a few pre-selected data sets provided prior to the session) and collaborate with others to assess the AI-readiness level of the selected data sets with supporting tools. The session will also discuss strategies to help participants improve the AI-readiness of their selected data sets. The working session will also collect participants’ feedback on the AI-readiness matrix and how to improve the assessment process.

To ensure a successful session, we welcome AI practitioners, data managers/producers, metadata experts, and software engineers to join the session and mix with others during the hands-on assessment exercise. The session welcomes both in-person and virtual participants.

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Draft Agenda
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30 minutes: Intro presentation and Q&A
25 minutes: Data Quality measures: apply draft assessment to NOAA datasets and discuss
25 minutes: Metadata measures: apply draft assessment to NOAA datasets and discuss
25 minutes: Data Dissemination measures: apply draft assessment to NOAA datasets and discuss
15 minutes: Wrap-up and next steps

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Christensen

Tyler Christensen

Oceanographer, NOAA / National Ocean Service
keywords
avatar for Yuhan (Douglas) Rao

Yuhan (Douglas) Rao

CISESS/NCICS/NCSU


Monday August 16, 2021 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Google Meet

12:30pm EDT

Navigating the Archiving Landscape
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Video call link: https://meet.google.com/xue-eabz-tpz
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444‬   PIN: ‪725 637 636 6950‬#

Chairs: Nancy Ritchey, Nazila Merati, and Lauren Jackson

Got questions on navigating the NCEI archival process? Jump on the road with us as we take you through an archiving road trip. This session will provide information on NCEI archival services, when to engage us in your projects and how to prepare your data for long term preservation. It will introduce data archiving principles such as appraisals (what do I archive), metadata (documentation), and data preparation as well as present available tools and guidance to help you through the process. The workshop will be presented by NCEI data managers and archive and metadata specialists.

This workshop aims to guide the data manager or scientist planning future archiving activities and for those who need a refresher course on the process. Please take a quick moment to complete our short  Workshop Registration Form to let us know if you are going to join us on our 'road trip' as we break down navigating the archive process with you.

Agenda:

Overview: Planning your trip - Nancy Ritchey (15min)

  • How to start the archival process and what to expect - who will contact you and what are the expectations

  • When to start the conversation with NCEI and how to start that.

Where are we going? Archive Recommendation Package (ARP) - Jason Cooper (15min)

  • What is an ARP and why would you want one?

  • Example of the ARP process

What do I need to Pack? Data preparation for archiving  - Lauren Jackson (15min)

  • Presentation (15min) Single submission and automations (multiple submissions)

Q&A Panel session  (15min) 

How am I going to get there? NCEI’s Toolbox - Nazila Merati (15min)

  • Send2NCEI (S2N)

  • ATRAC

  • CruisePack

  • CoMET / Metadata (brief overview, please attend more in depth CoMET and metadata training sessions for a deeper dive into these topics)

What am I going to do when I get there?  Access Services  - Rich Baldwin (15min)

  • Data access points

Let me tell you about my trip!  Customer Service and Communications - Katie Palubicki  (15min)  

  • Customer Service

  • Promotion (Social Media, Web Stories, StoryMaps, Two-Pagers)

Q&A Panel session  (10min) 





Moderators
avatar for Lauren Jackson

Lauren Jackson

Archivist / Oceanographer, NCEI
Lauren Jackson is an archivist at the National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) with a focus on archiving biological data.
avatar for Nazila Merati

Nazila Merati

Physical Scientist/Site Lead, NOAA/NCEI
Data whisperer, CCO and firm believer in data night
avatar for Nancy Ritchey

Nancy Ritchey

Archive Branch Chief, NOAA/NCEI

Speakers
avatar for Katie Palubicki

Katie Palubicki

Outreach Coordinator, NOAA NCEI
avatar for Rich Baldwin

Rich Baldwin

Data Access Branch Chief, NESDIS/NCEI
Enterprise Data Management Agile FrameworksWorkflow & Process
avatar for Jason Cooper

Jason Cooper

Archivist, NESDIS/NCEI
Jason Cooper is an archivist at NCEI. Among his many varied tasks, Jason manages the vast physical archives in Asheville, develops archive policy, and works with other NESDIS offices on archive projects. He led development of the NCEI weather and climate retention schedule and contributed... Read More →


Monday August 16, 2021 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Google Meet

12:30pm EDT

The Power of CoMET: An Introduction to ISO Metadata Creation
JOIN SESSION VIA GOOGLE MEET:
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/tro-tmnr-aak
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪306 181 446 8910‬#

Chair: Paul Lemieux

NCEI is committed to making data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (based on the FAIR Data Principles). The newest effort toward this goal is the ongoing development of the Collection Metadata Editing Tool (CoMET). This workshop will provide an introduction to using the CoMET ISO metadata editor and highlight recent changes to the tool. Attendees will leave with a basic understanding of how CoMET works with other NOAA metadata tools, the benefits of using CoMET to publish records through the OneStop portal, how to assess the stewardship quality of their datasets using the Data Stewardship Maturity Questionnaire (DSMQ), and how to create, edit, and import metadata records.

Speakers
LH

Lori Hager

Metadata Specialist, NCEI
CoMET, DSMQ
avatar for Katy Luquire

Katy Luquire

Metadata Specialist, NOAA NCEI
avatar for Paul Lemieux III

Paul Lemieux III

Physical Scientist, NOAA NCEI
Paul received his B.A. in Geography and M.S. in Information Science from the University of Tennessee in 2014 and 2016 respectively. He currently works as a Physical Scientist for the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi... Read More →


Monday August 16, 2021 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Google Meet

2:30pm EDT

Break
Join us in the virtual lobby for networking and discussion:


https://www.wonder.me/r?id=f666ae0e-ce63-4eef-b19d-4454dbdb0614

Monday August 16, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Virtual Lobby / Help Desk
https://www.wonder.me/r?id=f666ae0e-ce63-4eef-b19d-4454dbdb0614

Need help finding your way around? Not sure about sharing your presentation? Drop by the help desk for assistance! Someone from ESIP (conference organizer) or the workshop planning team will be available to answer questions.

Monday August 16, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Wonder.me Wonder.me

3:00pm EDT

Opening Plenary
Session Recording Here
  1. Welcome and Logistics: Monica Youngman & Jason Cooper, EDMW 2021 Co-Chairs
  2. Remarks: Tony LaVoi, EDMC Chair and NOAA Chief Data Officer
  3. Remarks: Mary Wohlgemuth, Director, NESDIS/NCEI
  4. KEYNOTE: Dr. Steve Volz, AA, NESDIS, Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction 
  5. Icebreaker activity: Mia Infante

Speakers
avatar for Monica Youngman

Monica Youngman

Chief, Data Stewardship Division, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information
avatar for Jason Cooper

Jason Cooper

Archivist, NESDIS/NCEI
Jason Cooper is an archivist at NCEI. Among his many varied tasks, Jason manages the vast physical archives in Asheville, develops archive policy, and works with other NESDIS offices on archive projects. He led development of the NCEI weather and climate retention schedule and contributed... Read More →
avatar for Tony LaVoi

Tony LaVoi

Chief Data Officer, NOAA
Tony LaVoi serves as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chief Data Officer(CDO). As the NOAA CDO, he is responsible for NOAA’s new Data Strategy and all aspects of itsimplementation. He and the CDO Team are also responsible for a suite of enterprise governmentinformation... Read More →
avatar for Mary Wohlgemuth

Mary Wohlgemuth

Director, NESDIS/NCEI
Mary S. Wohlgemuth is Director of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Headquartered in Asheville, NC and with offices in Silver Spring, MD; Stennis Space Center, MS; and Boulder, CO, NCEI is the nation’s largest environmental information authority and... Read More →
avatar for Steve Volz

Steve Volz

Assistant Administrator, NESDIS
Stephen Volz is now serving as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction. He is responsible for all NOAA observing systems, including in situ instruments and satellites, and the process of converting observations to predictions for environmental threats... Read More →
avatar for Mia Infante

Mia Infante

Physical Scientist, NESDIS/NCEI


Monday August 16, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
GoToWebinar

5:00pm EDT

Networking and Social Activities
Join us for some networking and socializing in our virtual lobby:


https://www.wonder.me/r?id=f666ae0e-ce63-4eef-b19d-4454dbdb0614


Meet new colleagues in the themed social activity: "Share Your Favorite Pet Story"


Monday August 16, 2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Wonder.me Wonder.me
 
Tuesday, August 17
 

10:30am EDT

NOAA Data Strategic Action Plan Listening and Discussion Session
Priority Activities and Coordination of the NOAA Data Strategy Implementation


Join with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/usa-xkic-awy


This listening and discussion session will focus on NOAA data management related projects and use case examples that highlight ongoing efforts and demonstrate existing success stories for those already working towards the NOAA Data Strategy’s objectives and priority implementation plan actions. Topical discussions will help to streamline the implementation of the NOAA Data Strategy and ensure cross NOAA coordination. Top priority topics include data leadership, governance, open data plans, data licensing, collaboration, capabilities and capacity building. The goal of these sessions are to hear your ideas, address any questions, and learn more about your projects that may overlap with these priority actions.


Presentation slides are available here.


The NOAA Data Strategy’s Priority Action Plan Activities for FY 22-23 include:


Goal 1: Leadership
  • Action 1:  Establish the NOAA Chief Data Officer (CDO) organizational structure.
  • Action 3:  Formalize NOAA Line Office data governance roles.
Goal 2: Governance
  • Action 4: Establish a NOAA Data Governance Body.
  • Action 5:  Socialize and promote the NOAA Data Governance structure and leadership roles and responsibilities.
  • Action 6:  Harmonize existing NOAA EDMC data directives into updated and consolidated policies that align with new federal policies and legislation.
Goal 3: Open Data
  • Action 8:  Develop a NOAA Open Data Plan for improving public access to priority NOAA data assets that aligns with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Department of Commerce (DOC) Evidence Act guidance.
  • Action 9:  Assess baseline compliance with Open Data requirements in the Evidence Act.
  • Action 10:  Maintain a comprehensive NOAA data inventory, including standard metadata, that is published to NOAA and Federal data catalogs (data.gov) to ensure that NOAA’s data are discoverable and accessible to external stakeholders.
  • Action 11:  Develop and maintain NOAA data licensing guidance that is consistent with Open Data policies in the Evidence Act.
Goal 4: Capabilities
  • Action 13:  Assess NOAA’s data program maturity and report on progress.
  • Action 16:  Assess and increase NOAA staff data literacy and data skills to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of use and management of NOAA data. 
Goal 5: Collaboration
  • Action 22:  Track the use of NOAA data to help identify stakeholders and end users, within the bounds of Federal law and policy, to measure the value of NOAA data.



Moderators
avatar for Tyler Christensen

Tyler Christensen

Oceanographer, NOAA / National Ocean Service
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avatar for Joseph Fillingham

Joseph Fillingham

Program Analyst, NOAA Contractor - CollabraLink
Contractor supporting NOAA, OAR's Office of Science Support.
avatar for Karen Sender

Karen Sender

Information Architect, NOAA
Karen Sender is the Information Architect for NOAA Fisheries and leads the Fisheries’ Enterprise Data Management Program (EDM) and Fisheries Information Management Advisory Committee (FIMAC). She is currently leading efforts to modernize Fisheries information management and data... Read More →
avatar for Kim Valentine

Kim Valentine

Acting NOAA Geospatial Information Officer (GIO), NOAA/NOS
NOAA Data Strategy and Strategic Action Plan, NOAA Data Management, Federal Data Strategy, GIS

Tuesday August 17, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT

11:00am EDT

New to NOAA Networking Event
As you're learning this week, NOAA has a broad and diverse mission! Join others who are new to NOAA at this Social/Networking event. Facilitators will introduce you to people know the lay of the land and help new employees, and to senior leaders with career advice. Materials can be sent to attendees following the session.

Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/qxx-rqsp-mmo
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪731 506 236 2088‬#

Tuesday August 17, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Google Meet

11:30am EDT

1A: Maximizing the Value of NOAA Data with User Engagement - Part 1
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents

Session Chairs: Tamara Houston, Mike Brewer, Sharon Mesick, Mia Infante

The value of NOAA data is realized when it is used by people to make decisions. Knowing what data exists within NOAA, who are the data users, and what decisions are made based on the data can help us to better understand what roles NOAA data play in the decision making process. It also helps to maximize the value of NOAA's data by ensuring that the data are easily accessible and provided in the right format at the right time. Lessons learned by engaging users should play a role in guiding research and development efforts to improve NOAA data products. This session will highlight NOAA's efforts to better understand and engage the users of the data and information that NOAA produces. It will also present the benefits and outcomes that these users derive from the use of NOAA data and information.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. The Value of NOAA Environmental Data to the US Economy
- Michael Brewer
2. Who are your users?
- Michael Soracco
3. Advancing the management of NOAA satellite data and products to promote user engagement
- Kevin Gallo
4. JPSS Cloud Products and Applications in Aviation
- Jeffrey Weinrich

Moderators
TH

Tami Houston

NESDIS/NCEI
avatar for Mia Infante

Mia Infante

Physical Scientist, NESDIS/NCEI
avatar for Sharon Mesick

Sharon Mesick

Information Services Chief, NESDIS
NCEI Science Centers add value to data by building long term data records that aggregate similar data from disparate sources. NCEI is a force multiplier for NOAA, increasing the return on investment in data collection to NOAA Programs, partners and constituents (the taxpayers!) I'm... Read More →

Speakers
MB

Michael Brewer

Customer Engagement Branch Chief, NESDIS/NCEI
avatar for Michael Soracco

Michael Soracco

Systems Analyst, RIVA for NOAA CoastWatch
avatar for Kevin Gallo

Kevin Gallo

Physical Scientist, NESDIS/STAR
avatar for Jeffrey Weinrich

Jeffrey Weinrich

Meteorologist, NESDIS/JPSS
Jeff Weinrich received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Jeff spent 13 years at the Federal Aviation Administration William J Hughes Technical... Read More →


Tuesday August 17, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
GoToMeeting

11:30am EDT

1B: Maximizing the Value of NOAA Data: Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategies for the Next Ten Years - Part 1
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents

Session Chairs: Meredith Westington, Mashkoor Malik and Jennifer Jencks

This session will explore data management aspects of the 2020 National Strategy for Ocean Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing (NOMEC) the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. MEC data acquired by Federal agencies and external partners provide the most value when available for easy public discovery, access, download, and use. Acquiring, publicly releasing and archiving data as smartly, cost-effectively and efficiently as possible is also a NOMEC strategy focus. Participants will come away with an understanding of NOMEC data usability and tools to maximize acquisition, discovery and accessibility potential such as optimal survey planning, novel approaches to discover and archive data, and assess return on investment from expanded coverage of integrated data products.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1.  Data Management and the Standard Ocean Mapping Protocol
 - Christie Reiser
2. The National Bathymetric Source
- Miya Pavlock
3. NOAA Ocean Exploration Data in Action
- Katharine Egan
4. CruisePack: A Tool to Facilitate Data Submission and Archiving of Cruise-Based Data
- Chuck Anderson

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Jencks

Jennifer Jencks

Bathymetry Data Manager, NESDIS/NCEI
Topic: Annual update on the IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry activities in support of GEBCO.
MM

Mashkoor Malik

Physical Scientist, OAR OER
MW

Meredith Westington

Chief Geographer, NOAA - Office of Coast Survey
Complementing Seabed 2030, the U.S. 2020 National Strategy for Ocean Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone makes comprehensive ocean mapping a priority for the coming decade.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson

Data Manager, NESDIS/NCEI
avatar for Katharine Egan

Katharine Egan

Physical Scientist, NOAA Ocean Exploration
avatar for Christie Reiser

Christie Reiser

Physical Scientist/Bathymetry Data Manager, NESDIS/NCEI


Tuesday August 17, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
GoToMeeting

11:30am EDT

1C: NCEI's Investment in Core Data Stewardship
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents

Session Chair: Monica Youngman

NCEI is committed to providing and improving core data stewardship services to NOAA, including archiving and access services to meet NOAA’s mission. NCEI has collected many insightful and informative user needs from you over the past several years. This year we’d like to discuss the progress we’ve made, our approach to investing in our services, and specific focus areas where we are improving based on the feedback we’ve received from the community. This session will provide information on how we are transforming them to better meet your needs and gather your input on our progress. Specifically, there will be short introductions on the overall NCEI vision, efforts to improve the archiving process, the Stewardship Business Model, archiving user engagement, digital object identifiers, and access services followed by a Q&A session.

To facilitate the Q&A discussion all questions were submitted via a form.

Panelists:
1. Joe Pica - Archiving Vision and Challenges
2. Ken Casey - Synchronized NCEI Archive Projects Program (SNAPP)
3. Stephanie Herring - Stewardship Business Model
4. Nancy Ritchey - Archiving User Engagement (ex. metadata, archiving guidance)
5. Don Collins - Digital Object Identifiers
6. Rich Baldwin - Access Services

Moderators
avatar for Monica Youngman

Monica Youngman

Chief, Data Stewardship Division, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information

Speakers
avatar for Joe Pica

Joe Pica

Deputy Director, NOAA/NCEI
avatar for Ken Casey

Ken Casey

Deputy Chief, Data Stewardship Division, NESDIS/NCEI
I serve as the Deputy Chief of the Data Stewardship Division at NCEI and am working on a variety of efforts, from accelerating the ingest of data to the archive to supporting our migration to the NESDIS Common Cloud Framework (NCCF). I am also honored to serve as the ESIP President... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Ritchey

Nancy Ritchey

Archive Branch Chief, NOAA/NCEI
DC

Don Collins

Oceanographer, NESDIS/NCEI Archive Branch
about me: oceanographer and archivist at NOAA NCEItalk to me about: Send2NCEI, NCEI archival processes, records management, data DOIs, data licenses, croquet
avatar for Rich Baldwin

Rich Baldwin

Data Access Branch Chief, NESDIS/NCEI
Enterprise Data Management Agile FrameworksWorkflow & Process


Tuesday August 17, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
GoToMeeting

1:00pm EDT

Break
Join us in the virtual lobby for networking and discussion:


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Tuesday August 17, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT

1:45pm EDT

Investment Plenary
SESSION RECORDING HERE
  • KEYNOTE: Monica Grasso, NOAA Chief Economist        
  • Investment Panel: 
    • Friedhelm Moggert-Kaegeler, SevenCs, 
    • James Rattling Leaf Sr., Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance 
    • Simon McLellan, UK MetOffice  
    • Julia Lane, NYU

Moderators
avatar for Jason Cooper

Jason Cooper

Archivist, NESDIS/NCEI
Jason Cooper is an archivist at NCEI. Among his many varied tasks, Jason manages the vast physical archives in Asheville, develops archive policy, and works with other NESDIS offices on archive projects. He led development of the NCEI weather and climate retention schedule and contributed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Monica Grasso

Monica Grasso

Chief Economist, NOAA
Dr. Monica Grasso joined NOAA in May 2016 as the Chief Economist working in the Performance, Risk and Social Science Office at the Office of Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Grasso leads NOAA’s social science and performance team. She provides expertise and strategic leadership to promote... Read More →
avatar for Friedhelm Moggert-Kägeler

Friedhelm Moggert-Kägeler

Solutions Director, Maritime Spatial Data, SevenCs
Friedhelm’s educational background is Geodesy/Hydrography and his degree covers both fields. He joined SevenCs in 2000. Since then, his variety of roles has ranged from S-57 data production and training, customer support, and research and development, to product management. Now... Read More →
avatar for James Rattling Leaf

James Rattling Leaf

Coordinator of Climate Partnerships, Climate Partnerships for the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance
James Rattling Leaf, Sr. is coordinator of Climate Partnerships for the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance and Principal, Rattling Leaf Consulting LLC in Black Hawk, South Dakota. A member of South Dakota's Rosebud Sioux tribe, James has served as a Visiting Collaborator, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Director, Geo-Spatial Applications Center, Sinte Gleska University; Boar... Read More →
avatar for Julia Lane

Julia Lane

Professor, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Julia Lane is a Professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, at the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress, and a NYU Provostial Fellow for Innovation Analytics. She cofounded the Coleridge Initiative, whose goal is to use data to transform the way governments... Read More →
avatar for Simon McLellan

Simon McLellan

Head of Data, UK MetOffice
Simon’s 30 years at the UK’s Met Office have covered many roles: from calibration of satellite-based instrumentation with NOAA, IT Programme Management, corporate planning, climate programme delivery and prototyping data services; to his current role as Head of Data.He leads the... Read More →


Tuesday August 17, 2021 1:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
GoToWebinar

3:45pm EDT

Break
Tuesday August 17, 2021 3:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

2A: Maximizing the Value of NOAA Data with User Engagement - Part 2
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents 

Session Chairs: Tamara Houston, Mike Brewer, Sharon Mesick, Mia Infante

The value of NOAA data is realized when it is used by people to make decisions. Knowing what data exists within NOAA, who are the data users, and what decisions are made based on the data can help us to better understand what roles NOAA data play in the decision making process. It also helps to maximize the value of NOAA's data by ensuring that the data are easily accessible and provided in the right format at the right time. Lessons learned by engaging users should play a role in guiding research and development efforts to improve NOAA data products. This session highlights NOAA's efforts to better understand and engage the users of the data and information that NOAA produces. It also presents the benefits and outcomes that these users derive from the use of NOAA data and information.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. Flood After the Flames: A New Wildfire-SAFER GIS IDSS Approach
- Jared Allen
2. Marine Spatial Mapping as Spatial Project Management: the Greater Atlantic Region GIS Mapper
- Talya ten Brink
3. Florida Coral Data Visualization and Oral History
- Zachary Mason
4. BlueTech Economy Research and Applications of Coastal and Ocean Unmanned systems Data Assembly (BERACOUDA)
- Sharon Mesick

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Mesick

Sharon Mesick

Information Services Chief, NESDIS
NCEI Science Centers add value to data by building long term data records that aggregate similar data from disparate sources. NCEI is a force multiplier for NOAA, increasing the return on investment in data collection to NOAA Programs, partners and constituents (the taxpayers!) I'm... Read More →
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Zachary Mason

Data Management Specialist, NESDIS
avatar for Jared Allen

Jared Allen

Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Cheyenne, WY
avatar for Talya ten Brink

Talya ten Brink

Geospatial Social Scientist, National Marine Fisheries Service
Dr. Talya ten Brink is a marine social scientist, the geospatial coordinator for the Greater Atlantic Region, and head of the GARFO GIS Lab. Dr. ten Brink works with regulatory, nonprofit, scientific, and academic communities using her expertise in marine spatial planning, offshore... Read More →


Tuesday August 17, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

2B: Maximizing the Value of NOAA Data: Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategies for the Next Ten Years - Part 2
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents

Session Chairs: Meredith Westington, Mashkoor Malik and Jennifer Jencks

This session will explore data management aspects of the 2020 National Strategy for Ocean Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing (NOMEC) the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. MEC data acquired by Federal agencies and external partners provide the most value when available for easy public discovery, access, download, and use. Acquiring, publicly releasing and archiving data as smartly, cost-effectively and efficiently as possible is also a NOMEC strategy focus. Participants will come away with an understanding of NOMEC data usability and tools to maximize acquisition, discovery and accessibility potential such as optimal survey planning, novel approaches to discover and archive data, and assess return on investment from expanded coverage of integrated data products.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. Spatial Priorities Study Results for Optimal Survey Planning
- Karen Gouws
2. A Spatial Bibliography for the Deep Waters of the Alaska Exclusive Economic Zone
- Ken Buja
3. Exploring the Final Frontier: Developing a GIS framework inspired by the Apollo Lunar site selection strategy to guide deep sea ocean exploration
- Mia DeNardi
4. Ocean Mapping with Fisheries Surveys: Extracting Bathymetry from Water Column Data
- Tzunami N. Santiago

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Jencks

Jennifer Jencks

Bathymetry Data Manager, NESDIS/NCEI
Topic: Annual update on the IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry activities in support of GEBCO.
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Mashkoor Malik

Physical Scientist, OAR OER
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Meredith Westington

Chief Geographer, NOAA - Office of Coast Survey
Complementing Seabed 2030, the U.S. 2020 National Strategy for Ocean Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone makes comprehensive ocean mapping a priority for the coming decade.

Speakers
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Ken Buja

IT Specialist, NOS/NCCOS


Tuesday August 17, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
GoToMeeting

4:00pm EDT

2C: Smart Failures - Accepting Risky Innovation
Session Recording Here
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Session Chairs: Dave Fischman and Brian Meyer

As NOAA promotes innovation throughout the organization, we need to be more receptive about how we perceive failure. The rapid growth of ever changing tools, techniques, and technologies, available to NOAA programs and projects, will ultimately lead to what does and does not work for them. This is a session designed to openly share stories of how projects or leadership have stumbled or failed to implement a solution, and what others can learn from those efforts and experiences.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. Bringing NOAA Data to Instagram: An innovative Approach to Data Visualization
- Lauren Carroll
2. From 1977 to the 21st Century: Upgrading legacy systems into a new era
- Brian Meyer
3. Cost-benefit analysis for recreating a climate dataset as a NoSQL database in the cloud
- Bjorn Brooks
4. Failure on Approach - Pivoting from Tradition for Migration Success
- Ryan Berkheimer
5. People, Process and Technology: NCEI’s lessons learned from a large IT migration
- Melissa Zweng
6. What were the lessons learned, and how do we go forward? Round Table Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Berkheimer

Ryan Berkheimer

Physical Scientist, NOAA NCEI
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Melissa Zweng

Oceanographer, NESDIS/NCEI
avatar for Brian Meyer

Brian Meyer

Associate Scientist, NOAA NCEI
avatar for Bjorn Brooks

Bjorn Brooks

Research Associate, NESDIS/NCEI/CISESS
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Lauren Carroll

NESDIS/NCEI


Tuesday August 17, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

2D: In My Data Management Tool Chest
Session Recording Here
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Session Chairs: Joe Fillingham and Eugene Burger

To meet our data management day-to-day objectives we use a variety of desktop, web hosted, or even cloud hosted applications. These applications allow us to manage metadata inventories, repackage data in widely used data formats, streamline NCEI data archival, or visualize applications. These applications can be NOAA developed or not. In this session we would like to hear what application you use to meet your data management objectives in your office, lab or Line Office. Which application, platform, analysis or other data management tools has saved you hours of work, or allows you to meet your data management objectives - the one application we should all know about? While we would like to hear about applications from others you use, it could also be a platform your group developed, and has broad adoption. Tell us more about it, and highlight what the functionality is that won you over. If the venue allows, a short demo after a few slides will be welcomed.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. The Interactive ERDDAP Frontend (IEFe, /ē fē/)
- Roland Schweitzer
2. NOAA Smartsheet Program/Project Management (P/PM) Solution Use Case: Cloud Strategy Implementation Pilot
- Kirsten Carr
3. Streamlined Submission Information Packages with Send2NCEI
- Don Collins
4. NCEI Enterprise Collection Metadata Management Tools: What's in it for me?
- John Relph
5. Tools to Automate your Metadata Workflow
- Chuck Anderson

Speakers
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Don Collins

Oceanographer, NESDIS/NCEI Archive Branch
about me: oceanographer and archivist at NOAA NCEItalk to me about: Send2NCEI, NCEI archival processes, records management, data DOIs, data licenses, croquet
avatar for John Relph

John Relph

IT Specialist, NESDIS/NCEI
OneStop, Metadata, Archival, Automation, Data Management, Canaan Dogs
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Roland Schweitzer

Programmer, OAR/PMEL/SDIG
avatar for Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson

Data Manager, NESDIS/NCEI
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Kirsten Carr

Project Manager (Affiliate), OCIO
Project Manager who provides strategic management support for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).


Tuesday August 17, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
GoToMeeting
 
Wednesday, August 18
 

11:00am EDT

Early Career Social and Networking Event
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep the public informed of the changing environment around them. Join others who are just starting their careers at NOAA at this Social/Networking event. Facilitators will introduce you to people know the lay of the land and help new employees, and to senior leaders with career advice. Materials can be sent to attendees following the session.


For follow up and additional networking, please add your info to our Early Career Network list here.


Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/fss-sxop-zgm
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪433 875 883 5018‬#

Wednesday August 18, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Google Meet

11:30am EDT

3A: Leveraging Machine Learning and AI for Enhancing Data Analytics for Decision-Making Support
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents

Session Chairs: Paul McKee and Jack Settelmaier

In the past, it was all about the data... "we need more data". While that still holds true, it is now taking a backseat to "we need to more quickly analyze and synthesize all the data we have accessible for improved decision making". Machine Learning and AI techniques have opened a new paradigm by which we can begin to address these issues.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. Sea Ice Detection in Saildrone Images: Transfer Learning and Interpretability in Deep Neural Networks
- Joshua C.P. Osborne
2. Role of Government in Facilitating Advancing AI use in Ocean Stewardship / Marine Sciences and video data
- Mashkoor Malik
3. Exploring Potential Computer Vision Concepts at NCEI for Marine Mammal Species Management
- Errol Ronje
4. Leveraging Machine Learning and AI to Characterize Decades of NCCOS National Status and Trends Contaminant Data
- Kimani Kimbrough

Moderators
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Jack Settelmaier

Meteorologist, NOAA/National Weather Service
NWS GIS : https://weather.gov/gisMain (Old!!) Dev Storymap:https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d90b1a0fd1f24f26b0b48c0928c2354eDev Dashboard:https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/c6f59df4791146f3a8ebe4115f9db110... Read More →

Speakers
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Mashkoor Malik

Physical Scientist, OAR OER
avatar for Errol Ronje

Errol Ronje

Oceanographer, NOAA NCEI
avatar for Joshua C. P. Osborne

Joshua C. P. Osborne

Scientific Software Developer, OAR/PMEL - CICOES


Wednesday August 18, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
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11:30am EDT

3B: Creative Data Solutions - Part 1
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents

Session Chair: Stacie Hardy

There are many ways staff or programs employ creative solutions to handle data management challenges, but there is not always an easy way to share their approach and any lessons learned across divisions. This session will be an opportunity for data managers, data producers and others to come together and share challenges they face in their work, describe the creative solutions they have employed in their work to solve these issues, describe any roadblocks they faced and share ways that others may learn from or apply what they have learned. A few examples of topics that might be covered are collaborations with private industry, crowd-sourcing initiatives, novel or alternative applications of technology. The session will consist of 5-6 15-minute presentations.

Presentations Part 1: (abstracts by session here)
1. Development of an Undergraduate Course for the Training of Students to Produce AI Training Data Sets
- Deanna Soper
2. NOAA Ocean Exploration Video Data Management Case Study for Data Access: Expansion of Annotations using WoRMS
- Megan Cromwell
3. Tator: Cloud-based Software to Create a Virtuous Data Cycle Enabling FAIR Video Data Use
- Benjamin Woodward
4. Comparing Comparing and Analyzing Ocean Reanalysis data and in-situ: a web solution but with problems.
- Cathy Smith

Speakers
avatar for Megan Cromwell

Megan Cromwell

Oceanographer, NOAA NCEI
avatar for Cathy Smith

Cathy Smith

Web and Data Lead, OAR/PSL
Climate and weather data analysis. Making data user access easier.


Wednesday August 18, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
GoToMeeting

11:30am EDT

3C: The Future of Metadata
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents

Session Chair: Dave Fischman

ISO 19115 is fantastic for collection records. However, this does not cover all the other flavors of metadata that NOAA can collect and obtain value from. For example, system metadata, workflow metadata, product(s) metadata, 'Omics metadata, AI tagging, UxS metadata, etc. Can we create a fractal metadata format that can describe all metadata? Can we change ParentID to relationshipID where parent child is just one of many relationships.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. CoRIS: More than just a data catalog, combining multiple record types into a unified search model
- Sarah O'Connor
2. Visions for next generation content curation, analysis and dissemination for underwater science video using AI and cloud technologies
- Adam Miller (NOMAD)
3. Metadata as a fractal
- Dave Fischman
4. Mostly Abstract REST Structures - A Data Model and GUI for Designing Abstract Metadata Models
- Ryan Berkheimer

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Berkheimer

Ryan Berkheimer

Physical Scientist, NOAA NCEI
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Sarah O'connor

Data Manager, NESDIS/NCEI
avatar for Dave Fischman

Dave Fischman

Intrapreneur, One NOAA
Dave Fischman started his NOAA career as a survey technician on the NOAA ships Rainier and Ka`imimoana.  He then transitioned to NOAA Corps and served as the Operations Officer on the NOAA Ship Ka`imimoana.  Following his sea assignment, he served as the NOS hydrographic data manager... Read More →
avatar for Adam Miller

Adam Miller

CTO, OCIO/ Nomad CMS


Wednesday August 18, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
GoToMeeting

1:00pm EDT

Break
Join us in the virtual lobby for networking and discussion:


https://www.wonder.me/r?id=f666ae0e-ce63-4eef-b19d-4454dbdb0614

Wednesday August 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

NOAA Data Strategic Action Plan Listening and Discussion Session
Priority Activities and Coordination of the NOAA Data Strategy Implementation


Join with Google Meeting: https://meet.google.com/usa-xkic-awy


This listening and discussion session will focus on NOAA data management related projects and use case examples that highlight ongoing efforts and demonstrate existing success stories for those already working towards the NOAA Data Strategy’s objectives and priority implementation plan actions. Topical discussions will help to streamline the implementation of the NOAA Data Strategy and ensure cross NOAA coordination. Top priority topics include data leadership, governance, open data plans, data licensing, collaboration, capabilities and capacity building. The goal of these sessions are to hear your ideas, address any questions, and learn more about your projects that may overlap with these priority actions.


The NOAA Data Strategy’s Priority Action Plan Activities for FY 22-23 include:


Goal 1: Leadership
  • Action 1:  Establish the NOAA Chief Data Officer (CDO) organizational structure.
  • Action 3:  Formalize NOAA Line Office data governance roles.
Goal 2: Governance
  • Action 4: Establish a NOAA Data Governance Body.
  • Action 5:  Socialize and promote the NOAA Data Governance structure and leadership roles and responsibilities.
  • Action 6:  Harmonize existing NOAA EDMC data directives into updated and consolidated policies that align with new federal policies and legislation.
Goal 3: Open Data
  • Action 8:  Develop a NOAA Open Data Plan for improving public access to priority NOAA data assets that aligns with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Department of Commerce (DOC) Evidence Act guidance.
  • Action 9:  Assess baseline compliance with Open Data requirements in the Evidence Act.
  • Action 10:  Maintain a comprehensive NOAA data inventory, including standard metadata, that is published to NOAA and Federal data catalogs (data.gov) to ensure that NOAA’s data are discoverable and accessible to external stakeholders.
  • Action 11:  Develop and maintain NOAA data licensing guidance that is consistent with Open Data policies in the Evidence Act.
Goal 4: Capabilities
  • Action 13:  Assess NOAA’s data program maturity and report on progress.
  • Action 16:  Assess and increase NOAA staff data literacy and data skills to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of use and management of NOAA data. 
Goal 5: Collaboration
  • Action 22:  Track the use of NOAA data to help identify stakeholders and end users, within the bounds of Federal law and policy, to measure the value of NOAA data.



Moderators
avatar for Tyler Christensen

Tyler Christensen

Oceanographer, NOAA / National Ocean Service
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avatar for Kim Valentine

Kim Valentine

Acting NOAA Geospatial Information Officer (GIO), NOAA/NOS
NOAA Data Strategy and Strategic Action Plan, NOAA Data Management, Federal Data Strategy, GIS

Speakers
avatar for Karen Sender

Karen Sender

Information Architect, NOAA
Karen Sender is the Information Architect for NOAA Fisheries and leads the Fisheries’ Enterprise Data Management Program (EDM) and Fisheries Information Management Advisory Committee (FIMAC). She is currently leading efforts to modernize Fisheries information management and data... Read More →


Wednesday August 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT

1:45pm EDT

Innovation Plenary
SESSION RECORDING HERE
  • KEYNOTE: Dr. Louis Uccellini, AA, NWS        
  • Innovation Panel: 
    • Jamese Sims, NWS
    • Brett Alger, NMFS
    • Laura Morse, Orsted 

Speakers
avatar for Louis Uccellini

Louis Uccellini

AA, NOAA, NWS
Dr. Louis W. Uccellini is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and Director of the National Weather Service. In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day civilian weather operations for the United States, its territories... Read More →
avatar for Jamese Sims

Jamese Sims

Senior Science Advisor for Artificial Intelligence, NWS/OSTI
Dr. Jamese Sims is the Acting Director of the NWS OSTI Modeling Programs Division. TheScience and Technology Integration (STI) Modeling Program Team is responsible for supportinga variety of NWS modeling and research initiatives to improve weather forecasts. Dr. Simsoversees research... Read More →
avatar for Brett Alger

Brett Alger

Electronics Technology Coordinator, NOAA/NMFS
Brett Alger is the NOAA Fisheries’ Electronic Technologies Coordinator in the Office of Science and Technology, based out of Silver Spring, MD. He works on technology and policy development, and implementation of electronic monitoring and reporting systems in fisheries-dependent... Read More →
avatar for Laura Morse

Laura Morse

Sr. Environment & Permitting Specialist, Orsted
Laura is an Environmental Manager with Ørsted supporting the US Market portfolio. She has over 25 years of experience as a marine biologist and regulatory specialist, with a focus on marine mammal science, policy and management. She spent many years of her career with NOAA Fisheries... Read More →


Wednesday August 18, 2021 1:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
GoToWebinar

3:45pm EDT

Break
Join us in the virtual lobby for networking and discussion:


https://www.wonder.me/r?id=f666ae0e-ce63-4eef-b19d-4454dbdb0614

Wednesday August 18, 2021 3:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

4B: Creative Data Solutions - Part 2
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents

Session Chair: Stacie Hardy

There are many ways staff or programs employ creative solutions to handle data management challenges, but there is not always an easy way to share their approach and any lessons learned across divisions. This session will be an opportunity for data managers, data producers and others to come together and share challenges they face in their work, describe the creative solutions they have employed in their work to solve these issues, describe any roadblocks they faced and share ways that others may learn from or apply what they have learned. A few examples of topics that might be covered are collaborations with private industry, crowd-sourcing initiatives, novel or alternative applications of technology. The session will consist of 5-6 15-minute presentations.

Presentations Part 2: (abstracts by session here)
1. Project Data Management Across Office and Agency Lines: DWH Oil Spill Restoration
- Steve Formel
2. Omics - starting down the road of data management and bioinformatics
- Kirsten Larsen
3. 20 years of optimizations and adaptations at the US Argo DAC to accommodate evolving data formats as well as expansion of measurements and requirements
- Claudia Schmid
4. Facilitating Ocean Acidification Data Archival
- Linus Kamb

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Larsen

Kirsten Larsen

Supervisory Oceanographer, NESDIS/NCEI
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Linus Kamb

Systems Developer, OAR/PMEL
avatar for Stephen Formel - NOAA Affiliate

Stephen Formel - NOAA Affiliate

Data Officer, NESDIS/NCEI


Wednesday August 18, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
GoToMeeting

4:00pm EDT

4C: Sensor to Scientist: Optimizing the Data Delivery from Observing Platforms
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents

Session Chairs: Eugene Burger and Lacey Mason

The data management for environmental data workflows once data have been received from observing platforms are reasonably well documented and understood. It is the data handling from the observing platform sensor to the data collections point that is less standardized and is the component of the data workflow that can benefit significantly from optimization. Data integrity considerations should also be factored into this portion of the data lifecycle. Many platform operators have been required to write a unique parser for data delivered by an observing platform. Data parsing is often complex, prone to error, and requires software updates when the platform reporting format is updated. What if we could eliminate any custom development for the parsing of data from observing platforms? It is understandable that there may be cases where this is not possible, but it is not too difficult to grasp the potential benefits if the majority of platform data can be rendered in a parsed format without having to write any custom code.

This session will focus on activities and solutions that strive to reduce the complexity of data handling while improving on rapid data availability to data users. It is targeted to data practitioners and platform and sensor engineers that are the first to work with data, from platform data logger to data acceptance from communication platforms. This session will attempt to understand the scope of this work in NOAA with the goal of an ongoing discussion on data landing optimization.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. The Cellular Cooperative Observer Program Project
- Pilar Trevino, Brian Warren, Bryant Korzeniewski
2. Great Lakes Real-time Coastal Observation Network: from sensor to public access
- Steve Ruberg
3. Observing Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Blooms from Airborne Systems – Reducing the Complexity of Hyperspectral Data and Transferring Data to Users
- Andrea Vander Woude
4. NCEI Surface Underway Marine Database (SUMD) and Uncrewed Surface Vehicles (USV) data
- Sharon Mesick
5. Skip the Parsing Blues: Interoperable Data delivery from Observing Platforms
- Eugene Burger
6. NOAA Finite and Infinite data game
- David Fischman

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Mesick

Sharon Mesick

Information Services Chief, NESDIS
NCEI Science Centers add value to data by building long term data records that aggregate similar data from disparate sources. NCEI is a force multiplier for NOAA, increasing the return on investment in data collection to NOAA Programs, partners and constituents (the taxpayers!) I'm... Read More →
avatar for Eugene Burger

Eugene Burger

PI - PMEL Data Integration Group, OAR/PMEL
avatar for Dave Fischman

Dave Fischman

Intrapreneur, One NOAA
Dave Fischman started his NOAA career as a survey technician on the NOAA ships Rainier and Ka`imimoana.  He then transitioned to NOAA Corps and served as the Operations Officer on the NOAA Ship Ka`imimoana.  Following his sea assignment, he served as the NOS hydrographic data manager... Read More →
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Andrea Vander Woude

Remote Sensing Specialist - Great Lakes Coastwatch Node Manager, OAR/GLERL
avatar for Bryant Korzeniewski

Bryant Korzeniewski

Meteorologist/COOP Focal Point/Datzilla Gatekeeper, NESDIS/NCEI
avatar for Pilar Trevino

Pilar Trevino

NWS Paducah KY
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Brian Warren

Data & Observations Program Manager, NWS Western Region Headquarters
SR

Steve Ruberg

OAR/GLERL


Wednesday August 18, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
GoToMeeting

4:00pm EDT

4A: Innovating in Cloud - The Business Imperative
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents

Session Chair: Michelle Mainelli

This is a panel consisting of senior leaders from across the LOs describing their "business" dilemmas as they propose the use of the new technologies in the cloud.

Moderators
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Michelle Mainelli

Office of Dissemination, Director, NWS

Speakers
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Steve Smith

Director (Acting), Office of Science & Technology Integration, NWS
avatar for Thomas Cuff

Thomas Cuff

Director, Office of Observations, NWS
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David Michaud

Director, Office of Central Processing, NWS
avatar for Meenu Gupta

Meenu Gupta

Cloud Program Manager, NWS/Office of Dissemination


Wednesday August 18, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
GoToMeeting
 
Thursday, August 19
 

11:00am EDT

Themed Social Activity Breakouts
Networking Scavenger Hunt!


Join at: https://www.wonder.me/r?id=f666ae0e-ce63-4eef-b19d-4454dbdb0614


Get to know your colleagues a little better through a short social scavenger hunt!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Haverland

Tim Haverland

GIS Specialist, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
I'm the GIS lead for Fisheries so do lots of map work, specializing in web-based mapping. As part of NOAA's Cetaceans and Sound (CetSound) project, I've been working on maps of ocean sound scapes, which has also led me to an interest in passive acoustic data, and how to manage these... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Fillingham

Joseph Fillingham

Program Analyst, NOAA Contractor - CollabraLink
Contractor supporting NOAA, OAR's Office of Science Support.


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
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11:30am EDT

5B: Harnessing Textual Data for Portfolio and Enterprise Scale Analysis
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents

Session Chair: Alice Grossman

Directives such as the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act lead to a need to build NOAA’s capabilities to support the use of data to inform the management of and investments in NOAA’s R&D enterprise. Much of these data are in unstructured or textual formats, including project databases, grant proposals, transition plans, policy directives, etc. However, this textual data is currently underutilized at the agency due to a lack of structure for data generation, management, and governance that stem from a general knowledge gap of awareness of the value and use of textual data. Therefore, NOAA needs tools to connect and analyze this textual data. To that end, NOAA is currently in the process of developing a strategy to assess our textual data assets and utilize social science methods to understand how the agency will leverage such data for evidence based, science informed, agency decision-making. The objective is to create a system of inter-connected text systems that link user data and requirement databases to R&D investments, which would generate a value chain to inform policy development and decision making.

This session includes presentations in two distinct areas:
- Firstly, to discuss the strategic steps to support the leveraging of textual data as an asset, and explore coordination between line offices to enable aggregation and comparison of textual data.
- Secondly, to showcase examples of how textual data is and can be used to measure success in inter- and intra-line office use cases to advance progress and understanding of NOAA’s core goals.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. Defining NOAA Data for Effective Strategic Planning and Management
- Joe Fillingham
2. Social Data Science Strategy Overview
- Gina Eosco
3. Textual Data Uses at Other Federal Agencies
- Alice Grossman
4. NOAA Logic Models for Evaluating Progress Towards NOAA’s R&D Vision
- Gina Digiantonio & Emma Kelley
5. Using Machine learning to analyze NRDD textual data
- Francis Choi
6. A Weather Act Gap Analysis: Textual Data Lessons and Challenges
- Tamara Battle and Maureen Brooks

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Joseph Fillingham

Joseph Fillingham

Program Analyst, NOAA Contractor - CollabraLink
Contractor supporting NOAA, OAR's Office of Science Support.


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
GoToMeeting

11:30am EDT

5C: Data Management for the Rest of Us - Innovative approaches to promote data management throughout NOAA - Part 1
Session Recording Here
Google folder with presentations and other documents

Session Chairs: Lauren Jackson, Lacey Mason, Jessica Morgan

In order to promote data as one of NOAA’s strategic assets, we are striving to create the culture change towards inherently embracing purposeful data stewardship. The tide is turning towards harmonizing data management throughout workflows across NOAA. This session is aimed for data managers across the spectrum of NOAA’s data holdings to highlight their success stories and lessons learned along the road of data stewardship. This session also aims to incorporate data producers as they are an essential part of the data management team. Case studies from both the NOAA Program Offices and project levels are encouraged.

Presentations Part 1: (abstracts by session here)
1. OMAO Data Rescue Project - Two Years In, Lessons Learned and Goals for the Future
- Julia Wallace
2. Shore-based data management of ship-collected specimens in real-time: A practical exercise
- Susan Gottfried
3. Hurricane Scientists Navigating the Data Management Storm: Lessons and Challenges of Data Producers turned Data Managers
- Jonathan Zawislak
4. Artisanal (Human Scale) Data at the NWFSC
- Seth Urion
5. Transferring data packages from DIVER to NCEI for long-term archiving and retrieval
- Robb Wright

Moderators
avatar for Lauren Jackson

Lauren Jackson

Archivist / Oceanographer, NCEI
Lauren Jackson is an archivist at the National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) with a focus on archiving biological data.
avatar for Lacey Mason

Lacey Mason

Data Manager, OAR/GLERL
avatar for Jessica Morgan

Jessica Morgan

Scientific Data Coordinator, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Jessica Morgan is the Scientific Data Coordinator at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), focusing on data policy, tabular data management, and grantee data stewardship.

Speakers
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Robb Wright

NOS/OR&R
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Susan T. Gottfried

Ocean Exploration Data Management, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
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Seth Urion

Senior Developer, NMFS/NWFSC
I work on data and metadata automation projects, mostly in Python. I dabble in Data Science and Machine Learning especially as it applies to environmental data.
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Jonathan Zawislak

NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division, OAR/AOML
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Julia Wallace

Physical Scientist, NOAA Office of Coast Survey


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
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11:30am EDT

5A: Please, Let's See Your License - Data Licenses and the NOAA Data Strategy
Session Recording Here
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Session Chairs: Don Collins and Kim Valentine

The NOAA Data Strategy and attendant Implementation Plan addresses many areas of data management, including the critical issue of data licenses. In this session, we propose to bring together NOAA legal advisors, data managers and scientists from across the spectrum of NOAA geospatial data to raise awareness of which licenses may inhibit FAIR principles. A goal of this session is to identify options for available licenses that will best support NOAA's requirements for adhering to the Open Government Data Act, Geospatial Data Act, Open Data Directive and other directives, both for NOAA’s own data and products, and for the data we obtain from others.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. The trouble with data licenses: one NCEI perspective
- Don Collins
2. Data Licensing for the NOAA Office of Coast Survey
- James Miller

Moderators
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Don Collins

Oceanographer, NESDIS/NCEI Archive Branch
about me: oceanographer and archivist at NOAA NCEItalk to me about: Send2NCEI, NCEI archival processes, records management, data DOIs, data licenses, croquet
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Kim Valentine

Acting NOAA Geospatial Information Officer (GIO), NOAA/NOS
NOAA Data Strategy and Strategic Action Plan, NOAA Data Management, Federal Data Strategy, GIS

Speakers
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James Miller

Acting Chief, Pacific Hydrographic Branch, NOAA Office of Coast Survey


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
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11:30am EDT

5D: Harnessing Scalable Cloud Computing for Data Analytics and Web Services
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Session Chairs: Sudhir Shrestha, Jonathan ONeil, Meenu Gupta

Cloud computing is changing the way we traditionally do computing. Large volumes of data temporally or spatially that are diverse and complex pose challenges in how it is stored, accessed, managed, shared, visualized, and fused for answering many analytical questions. Improving efficiency with the Infrastructure that are demand driven and automated systems of systems that enable the improved access, interoperability and portability of the systems and solutions (Infrastructure-as-Code) that are function driven and cloud optimized, are warranted. For robust deployment and stable service, developing such a framework that allows us to interoperate within systems of systems, scale using cloud computing or high-end computing, and accelerate analyses that are reusable and collaboration agnostic is highly recommended. This scalable framework also supports efficient data-driven approaches such as geospatial intelligence and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to extract valuable information out of large volumes of data and developing information products that supports the decision making process that impacts lives of the people.

This session will focus on use cases on the Infrastructure and migration, Analytics and visualization, Dissemination of data and information products in the cloud. Specifically, this session will explore: (Lightning talk and panel discussion)

- The critical components of scalable cloud computing infrastructure as a service and Infrastructure as code use case within NOAA and beyond
- The current cloud deployment practices
- The critical components of of cloud computing and applications including data ingest, archive, storage, visualization, distribution, modeling and analysis ready data
- How users are consuming large collections of open data from NOAA’s big data program

Presentations:
1. Enabling Continental Scale Inundation Mapping Using Cloud Technologies
- Fernando Salas
2. NESDIS Cloud-sandbox Infrastructure Services (NCIS) and Data Exploitation Services
- Manan Dalal
3. Where to start? Using NOAA’s Data for Machine Learning
- Jebb Stewart

Moderators
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Meenu Gupta

Cloud Program Manager, NWS/Office of Dissemination
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Jonathan ONeil

Director, NOAA Big Data Program, NOAA
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Sudhir Shrestha

Physical Scientist, NOAA Office of Water Prediction

Speakers
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Fernando Salas

NWS Office of Water Prediction
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Manan Dalal

Acting Deputy ACIO, NESDIS/ACIO-S
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Jebb Q. Stewart

Informatics and Visualization Branch lead, OAR/GSL


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
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1:00pm EDT

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Thursday August 19, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT

1:45pm EDT

Governance Plenary
SESSION RECORDING HERE
  • KEYNOTE: Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop, Chief, Geography Division, Census
  • Governance Panel: 
    • John Turner, DoD, Senior Advisor to the CDO
    • Katie Baynes, NASA, Deputy Program Manager
    • Laura Biven, NIH, Data Science Technical Lead

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop

Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop

Chief, Geography Division, Census
Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop is chief of the Geography Division at the U.S. Census Bureau, where she leads the development of a national geospatial database. This database of addresses, roads, and boundaries creates the foundation used to support the decennial census and ongoing surveys.Bishop... Read More →
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John Turner

Senior Advisor to the DoD Chief Data Officer, DoD
As the Senior Advisor to the Department of Defense's (DoD) Chief Data Officer (CDO), John develops strategy and builds engagement with stakeholders across DoD and the interagency on data governance, policy, architecture, and standards.  John has been a plank holder in cross-Component... Read More →
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Katie Baynes

Deputy Program ManagerDeputy Program Manager, NASA Earth Science Data Systems, NASA
Katie Baynes is the Deputy Program Manager for NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems. She was formerly a Systems Architect for NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) and has spent much of the past decade leading teams working on large-scale Earth Science... Read More →
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Laura Biven

Data Science Technical Lead, NIH
Dr. Laura Biven is the data science technical lead for ODSS. In this role she is responsible for strategic planning, coordination, and oversight in cloud computing, platform interoperability, and bringing together the computer science and biomedical communities. Before joining the... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 1:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
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3:45pm EDT

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Thursday August 19, 2021 3:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

6A: ERDDAP: Introduction, New Features and Demonstrations
Session Recording Here
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Session Chairs: Bob Simons, Kevin O'Brien

This session will provide a quick introduction to ERDDAP and a description of features which have been added to ERDDAP recently. We will also explore the ways various groups are utilizing ERDDAP to provide FAIR-based access to data and metadata. ERDDAP maximizes the value of NOAA data by making the data more easily accessible via a searchable catalog, aggregated datasets, subset selection in the file format of your choice, and customizable graphs.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here
1. New Features in ERDDAP 2.12
- Bob Simons
2. Programmatic Access to the ERDDAP Application Programming Interface
- John Kerfoot
3. IOOS’s recommendations for formatting biological observations
- Mathew Biddle
4. Using ERDDAP metadata services to improve data discovery and access 
- Jennifer Sevadjian
5. ERDDAP as a Metadata Repository
- Kevin O'Brien

Moderators
KO

Kevin O'Brien

Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington/CICOES, OAR/PMEL
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Bob Simons

IT Specialist, NMFS Environmental Research Division
I work on ERDDAP, a free and open source data server that gives you a simple, consistent way to download subsets of gridded and tabular scientific datasets in common file formats and make graphs and maps. ERDDAP has been installed and used by more than 70 organizations around the... Read More →

Speakers
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John Kerfoot

NOS National Glider Data Assembly Center
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Mathew Biddle

Data Management Analyst, IOOS/ISS
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Jennifer Sevadjian

PolarWatch Operations Manager, NOAA CoastWatch
Jennifer is the Operations Manager for PolarWatch a regional node of NOAA's CoastWatch where she works to increase access to and usage of ocean satellite and remote sensing data. Ask her about distributing, accessing, and integrating data from services like ERDDAP and THREDDS and... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

6B: Engaging Users in the Cloud
Session Recording Here
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Session Chairs: Adrienne Simonson, Jenny Dissen

NOAA’s Big Data Program (BDP) works with Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to make NOAA environmental data accessible via the cloud. This capability democratizes access to environmental information, providing users, especially small businesses and start-ups, with opportunities for innovation. The BDP also raises opportunities for both users and data providers to reassess their current processes using environmental data, the way they view and manage their customers and communities, how they design products, services and technology, and how they evolve their interactions with end users.

This paradigm shift in how data is accessed emphasizes the need for user engagement efforts to better understand how opportunities and value propositions can be enabled. However, it is challenging to capture a more comprehensive understanding of the use cases and the user in the Cloud, in part because user engagement data on the CSPs is fraught with ethical and legal complexities, making it harder to utilize previous user engagement strategies and models.

The NOAA Big Data Program recognizes that data-driven user engagement requires a dynamic and iterative value generation process, involving: 1) users recognizing the value of engagement methods; and 2) BDP’s ability to capture the user input received and provide value back to the users. BDP and CSP partners recognize the challenge of a dynamic balance between users’ expectations of engagement efforts and their ability to create value. Early collaborative engagement efforts with CSP partners have identified users and uncovered meaningful feedback validating the value proposition of enabling cloud-based access and analysis.

Environmental data gains value through a dynamic, intertwined, innovative, evolving mode of continuous engagement that benefits both NOAA and its users. For this session, we invite data providers, cloud-partners and end users of environmental data accessed from the cloud to discuss their experiences and lessons learned; effective modes and methods of access and analysis in the cloud; as well as advancements in users’ decision-contexts and value propositions in the cloud.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. NOAA Big Data Program Overview
- Adrienne Simonson
2. Environmental Data in Azure
- Brice Lambi, MyRadar
3. The AWS Perspective on the NOAA Big Data Program
- Zac Flamig, Amazon Web Services
4. Google Cloud
- Google Earth Engine & Google Earth Outreach
5. Tsunamis of data: exploring Big Query resources to sift through terabytes of data to produce a rapid tsunami forecast
- Christopher Moore

Moderators
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Jenny Dissen

BDP Engagement, NOAA CISESS
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Adrienne Simonson

NOAA Data Program Acting Director, OCIO

Speakers
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Tyler Erickson

Google Earth Engine
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Christopher Moore

Oceanographer, OAR/PMEL
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Laura Dobbs

Account Executive, Microsoft, OCIO/BDP
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Zac Flamig

Tech Lead Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative, Amazon, OCIO/BDP


Thursday August 19, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

6C: Data Management for the Rest of Us - Innovative approaches to promote data management throughout NOAA - Part 2
Session Recording Here
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Session Chairs: Lauren Jackson, Lacey Mason, Jessica Morgan

In order to promote data as one of NOAA’s strategic assets, we are striving to create the culture change towards inherently embracing purposeful data stewardship. The tide is turning towards harmonizing data management throughout workflows across NOAA. This session is aimed for data managers across the spectrum of NOAA’s data holdings to highlight their success stories and lessons learned along the road of data stewardship. This session also aims to incorporate data producers as they are an essential part of the data management team. Case studies from both the NOAA Program Offices and project levels are encouraged.

Presentations Part 2: (abstracts by session here
1. Archival Process: Continuous adaptation to the changing SEAs
- Heather Brown
2. NCEI Data Access: Preparing for Organizational Change
- Rich Baldwin
3. The importance of a comprehensive project-based data management plan
- Anna Lienesch
4. Programmatic Level Improvements used to Streamline Data Management
- Brian Beck, Rebecca Wenker
5. Challenges to Marine Mammal Photo-ID Data Stewardship - Planning for the Future
- Errol I. Ronje
6. The age of the ARP: A Platform-based Approach to Archiving Data
- Jason Cooper

Moderators
avatar for Lauren Jackson

Lauren Jackson

Archivist / Oceanographer, NCEI
Lauren Jackson is an archivist at the National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) with a focus on archiving biological data.
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Lacey Mason

Data Manager, OAR/GLERL
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Jessica Morgan

Scientific Data Coordinator, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Jessica Morgan is the Scientific Data Coordinator at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), focusing on data policy, tabular data management, and grantee data stewardship.

Speakers
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Rebecca Wenker

Data Manager, NOAA NCEI - CoRIS
Rebecca joined the Coral Reef Information Systems (CoRIS) team in late 2019, where she works as a data manager and 508 compliance lead. She earned her B.A. in Biology in 2015 from St. Mary's College of Maryland, and M.S. in Marine Science in 2019 from the University of Maryland Eastern... Read More →
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Heather Brown

Archive Data Management Specialist, Riverside for NESDIS/NCEI
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Rich Baldwin

Data Access Branch Chief, NESDIS/NCEI
Enterprise Data Management Agile FrameworksWorkflow & Process
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Brian Beck

NESDIS/NCEI
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Anna Lienesch

NESDIS/NCEI
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Jason Cooper

Archivist, NESDIS/NCEI
Jason Cooper is an archivist at NCEI. Among his many varied tasks, Jason manages the vast physical archives in Asheville, develops archive policy, and works with other NESDIS offices on archive projects. He led development of the NCEI weather and climate retention schedule and contributed... Read More →
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Errol Ronje

Oceanographer, NOAA NCEI


Thursday August 19, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
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5:30pm EDT

Networking Happy Hour

Thursday August 19, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Wonder.me Wonder.me
 
Friday, August 20
 

11:00am EDT

7A: The NESDIS Common Cloud Framework (NCCF): Status, Path Forward, and Enterprise Cloud Transformation
Session Recording Here
Consolidated Session Slides
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Session Chair: Ken Casey

Since last year’s cloud session, NESDIS has operationalized key components of its enterprise NESDIS Common Cloud Framework (NCCF) and piloted numerous new capabilities. It has also launched an enterprise cloud transformation effort, to address the people and process transformations that must be coupled with these technology transformations in order to successfully become a “cloud optimized organization”. This session will review the progress made to date, highlight key achievements and milestones, and solicit feedback from the broader NOAA data management community on both near-term and longer-term directions.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. Overview of NESDIS Common Cloud Framework (NCCF)
- Kenneth S. Casey
2. Cloud Pilots and the NCIS
- Walter Wolf (presented by Ken Casey)
3. NESDIS Cloud Archive Project (NCAP) Access Team: Lessons Learned
- Rich Baldwin
4. The NESDIS Red Team: NCCF Enterprise Cloud Implementation and Dev/Ops
- Chris O'Connors
5. The NESDIS Cloud Program Management Office (CPMO)
- Ruma Das
6. NESDIS Cloud Transformation
- Syieda Penn

Moderators
avatar for Ken Casey

Ken Casey

Deputy Chief, Data Stewardship Division, NESDIS/NCEI
I serve as the Deputy Chief of the Data Stewardship Division at NCEI and am working on a variety of efforts, from accelerating the ingest of data to the archive to supporting our migration to the NESDIS Common Cloud Framework (NCCF). I am also honored to serve as the ESIP President... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rich Baldwin

Rich Baldwin

Data Access Branch Chief, NESDIS/NCEI
Enterprise Data Management Agile FrameworksWorkflow & Process
CO

Chris O'Connors

Satellite Products and Services Dep Division Chief, NESDIS/SPSD
WW

Walter Wolf

NESDIS/OSGS
RD

Ruma Das

NESDIS/OSGS
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Syieda Penn

Cloud Transformation Lead, NESDIS
Syieda Penn is an ASRC Federal affiliate working in OSAAP and represents the enterprise Cloud Transformation Lead. Ms. Penn started working with NESDIS during the Cloud Pilot Phase I, and begin to study and analyze how the Cloud operationalization would directly impact the workforce... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
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11:00am EDT

7B: Advancements in Geospatial Data Operations
Session Recording Here
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Session Chair: Randy Warren

This session is dedicated to GIS technology and its use in data management, access, dissemination, and visualization. We will highlight several NOAA and non-NOAA GIS data access and dissemination platforms, ranging from disaster data to core NOAA environmental data to private industry curated collections. This will provide attendees with an overview of the various platforms.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. The Environmental Response Management Application's Evolution as a Common Operational Picture
- Jay Coady
2. Commemorating the April 27, 2011 Tornado Outbreak in Alabama Utilizing ArcGIS Hub
- Gary Goggins
3. Bringing Sea Level Rise to Life using GIS and Python
- Ashley Miller
4. Safer Diving for NOAA through GIS Applications
- Karen Kavanaugh
5. Advancing Drought Monitoring Through the Development of New Technologies to Improve Processing Speeds, Data Access, and Communication
- Steve Ansari

Moderators
RW

Randy Warren

Data Manager, NOS / Office for Coastal Management

Speakers
JC

Jay Coady

Analyst, NOS/OR&R
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Gary Goggins

Meteorologist & GIS Focal Point, NWS Birmingham, AL
NWS Meteorologist for 14 years, I've worked my whole career here at the Birmingham WFO, which is actually 30 miles south of Birmingham in Calera.  I was born and raised here in Central Alabama, and a proud graduate of Mississippi State University - HAIL STATE!!!  I graduated with... Read More →
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Ashley Miller

NOS/CO-OPS
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Karen Kavanaugh

NOS/CO-OPS
SA

Steve Ansari

Physical Scientist, NESDIS/NCEI



Friday August 20, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
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11:00am EDT

7C: The NOAA Data Management Enterprise of the Future
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Session Chair: Frank Schwing

Advances in technology, recent legislative and executive authorities, growing societal challenges, and a new Administration’s priorities make 2021 a critical time for managing data and information that is easy to find, access, and use by all. This session will feature panelists from across NOAA describing their vision of the future of environmental/enterprise data management, and include a group panel discussion to help identify the key priorities, steps, and resources to realize this vision.

Panelists:
- Jon O’Neil (NOAA Big Data Program)
- Monica Youngman (NCEI)
- Derrick Snowden (IOOS)
- Eugene Burger (OAR)
- Joshua Lee (NMFS)
- TBD (NWS)
- David Herring (CPO)

Moderators
FS

Frank Schwing

Director of Science Information, Fisheries Service, NMFS Office of Science and Technology

Speakers
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Eugene Burger

PI - PMEL Data Integration Group, OAR/PMEL
JO

Jonathan ONeil

Director, NOAA Big Data Program, NOAA
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Monica Youngman

Chief, Data Stewardship Division, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information


Friday August 20, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
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12:30pm EDT

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Friday August 20, 2021 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT

1:15pm EDT

8A: Unleashing NOAA's Data and Cloud Strategies
Session Recording Here
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Session Chair: Kirk Holub

NOAA's Data and Cloud Strategies intend to unlock the full utility and potential of NOAA’s massive and diverse data. These Strategies are 'integral to implementing a collection of strategies to dramatically expand emerging science and technology that will drive innovation and guide transformative advancements in NOAA’s science, products and services.' They will also support NOAA's other four Strategies: 'Omics, Unmanned Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and Citizen Science. This session is aimed at uncovering policies, processes, and/or tools that have been developed by Line Offices in support of the Cloud and Data Strategies. This session will consist of 10 to 15 minute presentations.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. Promoting Quality Management and Continuous Improvement within NOAA Fisheries
- Vivian Matter
2. Cloud Native Workflow Tooling in AWS 
- Ryan Berkheimer
3. MessageAPI: A Structured and Declarative Polyglot Processor for Intraprocess Tasks 
- Ryan Berkheimer
4. NOAA Ocean Exploration Cloud Pilot Project: Seafloor Mapping Use Case, lessons learned from cloud based expedition data processing
- Meme Lobecker
5. Crowdsourced Bathymetry Cloud Pilot Project 
- John Cartwright

Moderators
avatar for Kirk Holub

Kirk Holub

Cloud Manager, OAR/ESRL/GSL
Member of Global Systems Laboratory Information Technology Systems Division.  Provide planning, oversight, and technical support for GSL's journey into the Cloud.  Joined NOAA in 1998 as member of the ground-based GPS meteorology (gpsmet -- https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/metadata/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/gov.noaa.ncdc:C00962/html... Read More →

Speakers
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Vivian Matter

NMFS/SEFSC
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Ryan Berkheimer

Physical Scientist, NOAA NCEI
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John Cartwright

NESDIS/NCEI


Friday August 20, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
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1:15pm EDT

8B: AIS Vessel Tracking Data Drives Innovation
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Session Chairs: Tim Haverland and Jordan Watson

Recent advances in satellite technology have increased the coverage of vessel tracking data worldwide. An Automatic Identification System (AIS) is one such system that provides vessel identification, characteristics, and position from ship-board transmitters to receivers on other vessels, land receiving stations, and satellites. These systems transmit data at frequent intervals, quickly leading to large datasets.

This extremely rich data set of human maritime behavior opens numerous opportunities for NOAA to better perform its mission. However, the velocity and volume of near real-time data pose major data management challenges to NOAA.

Presentations in this session will describe innovations in the acquisition, storage, processing, and documentation of AIS data, as well as applications from across NOAA made possible by this increasingly important data stream.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here
1. Hotspots of unseen fishing on the high seas
- Heather M. Welch
2. Big Data, Easy Access
- Jesse Brass
3. AIS data and geofencing facilitate maritime traffic management for walrus conservation
- Aaron Poe, Jen Dillon
4. Leveraging the Open Access to GTS Project for Distribution of AIS Data from Ships
- Kevin O'Brien
5. The Use of an Indexed Grid Cell Assignment to Speed up Vessel Traffic Analyses
- Jeff Adams
6. Operational Application of Vessel AIS Data in Marine Weather Prediction
- Joseph M. Sienkiewicz

Moderators
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Tim Haverland

GIS Specialist, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
I'm the GIS lead for Fisheries so do lots of map work, specializing in web-based mapping. As part of NOAA's Cetaceans and Sound (CetSound) project, I've been working on maps of ocean sound scapes, which has also led me to an interest in passive acoustic data, and how to manage these... Read More →
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Jordan Watson

Mathematical statistician, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
I'm interested in developing more streamlined and integrated data / workflows for analysis of fishery resources. Much of my recent work has focused on connecting satellite and geospatial data with fishery-dependent data sets (e.g., observer data, vessel tracking data, fish landings... Read More →

Speakers
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Aaron Poe

Network Program Officer, Alaska Conservation Foundation
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Kevin O'Brien

Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington/CICOES, OAR/PMEL
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Heather M Welch

Project Scientist, NMFS Environmental Research Division
My research focuses on the intersection of big data, statistical modeling, remote sensing, and decision-support science to predict and manage species, oceanographic features, and human activities that are dynamic and space and time. My works spans multiple systems and research questions... Read More →
JB

Jesse Brass

NOS Office for Coastal Management
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Jeff Adams

Marine Resources Management Specialist, NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
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Joe Sienkiewicz

Chief, Ocean Applications Branch, NWS Ocean Prediction Center
As a office that issues weather warnings and forecasts for both the North Pacific and Atlantic, we are using vessel AIS data to better understand avoidance practices and the impact of extreme weather at sea and along the coasts.  


Friday August 20, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
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1:15pm EDT

8C: Citizen Science and the Power of the Crowd to Produce Data for NOAA’s Mission
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Session Chair: Laura Oremland

NOAA has a rich history in citizen science. Volunteer observations have helped inform the prediction and management of weather, oceans and coasts within the United States for over a century. Citizen science has grown in prevalence and impact over the last decade leading NOAA to designate citizen science as one of its six Science & Technology Focus Areas and release a Citizen Science Strategy. With citizen science data being routinely used to enhance NOAA’s science, education, and monitoring programs, this session will provide an in-depth look at the data types, management, challenges, opportunities, best practices, and tools associated with volunteer-collected information.

Presentations: (abstracts by session here)
1. Community Science Field Campaigns - Mapping Urban Heat with AI through a PPP
- Hunter Jones
2. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) network – QA/QC and Leveraging Machine Learning Techniques for Exploratory Data Analysis
- Noah Newman
3. mPING: Citizen-Observer Research
- Kim Elmore
4. CrowdMag: Crowdsourcing Earth’s magnetic field
- Manoj Nair
5. Encouraging Innovative Supplementary Data Gathering: The International Hydrographic Organization Crowdsourced Bathymetry Initiative
- Georgianna Zelenak
6. Cooperative Shark Tagging Program: Ensuring quality data from citizen science in support of shark management
- Camilla T. McCandless
7. Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps and Large Trawlers (eMOLT)
- Jim Manning
8. The Hudson River Eel Project: Getting a grip on slippery data
- Chris Bowser
9. Whale Alert: How the public can engage in science and management to save whales
- David Wiley

Moderators
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Hunter Jones

Climate and Health Project Manager, OAR/CPO
Hunter Jones is the Climate and Health Project Manager and Extreme Heat Risk Team Lead within NOAA Research’s Climate Program Office (CPO). He co-develops, and manages a number of projects under, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System. Chief among them is the citizen... Read More →
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Laura Oremland

Citizen Science Co-Lead

Speakers
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Noah Newman

Education and Outreach, CoCoRaHS (Colorado State Univ.)
I am a research coordinator for the Colorado Climate Center and the education and outreach coordinator for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow network (https://www.cocorahs.org/). I began my career teaching informal science education in 2002 and worked for The GLOBE Program... Read More →
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Kim Elmore

Research Scientist, Univ. of OK/NOAA NSSL
Project scientist for the mPING project. B.S. Meteorology: 1978M.S. Meteorology: 1982Ph.D. Meteorology: 2000Light plane pilot, amateur radio operator, amateur violinist
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Manoj Nair

NESDIS/CIRES
CM

Cami McCandless

Lead, Apex Predators Program, NOAA Fisheries
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James Manning

oceanographer, NMFS/NEFSC
Jim Manning has been at NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center for nearly 35 years. After a bachelor's degree in mathematics (UMO) and master’s degree in oceanography (URI), his career has been largely devoted to building low-cost ocean observing systems with the help of commercial... Read More →
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Chris Bowser

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
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David Wiley

ONMS/SBNMS
Dr. David Wiley is the Research Ecologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency’s (NOAA) Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.  He received his PhD in Environmental Studies from Antioch University with a focus on environmental decision-making and conservation biology... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
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2:45pm EDT

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Friday August 20, 2021 2:45pm - 3:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Closing Plenary
SESSION RECORDING HERE
  • Awards Ceremony: Tim Haverland and Jason Cooper
  • ESIP Remarks: Susan Shingledecker, Executive Director
  • 2022 EDMW Lead Office Remarks: Karen Sender and Tim Haverland        
  • KEYNOTE: Janet Coit, NOAA Fisheries, Assistant Administrator
  • REMARKS: Evan Howell, Director, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
  • Closing Remarks: Jason Cooper and Monica Youngman

Speakers
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Jason Cooper

Archivist, NESDIS/NCEI
Jason Cooper is an archivist at NCEI. Among his many varied tasks, Jason manages the vast physical archives in Asheville, develops archive policy, and works with other NESDIS offices on archive projects. He led development of the NCEI weather and climate retention schedule and contributed... Read More →
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Tim Haverland

GIS Specialist, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
I'm the GIS lead for Fisheries so do lots of map work, specializing in web-based mapping. As part of NOAA's Cetaceans and Sound (CetSound) project, I've been working on maps of ocean sound scapes, which has also led me to an interest in passive acoustic data, and how to manage these... Read More →
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Karen Sender

Information Architect, NOAA
Karen Sender is the Information Architect for NOAA Fisheries and leads the Fisheries’ Enterprise Data Management Program (EDM) and Fisheries Information Management Advisory Committee (FIMAC). She is currently leading efforts to modernize Fisheries information management and data... Read More →
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Janet Coit

Assistant Administrator, NOAA Fisheries
Janet Coit was named the new assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries in June 2021. She has worked on environmental issues, natural resource management, and stewardship for more than 30 years. She directed the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) for more than... Read More →
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Evan Howell

Director, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
Evan Howell is the Director of NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Science and Technology. Most recently, he served as the deputy director for the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, where he led research to better understand critical habitat and possible climate effects on highly migratory... Read More →


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